St. Louis County is also the largest county in Missouri and contains 17 percent of the state’s population. The County’s employment contribution is even greater: Nearly half (48 percent) of the metropolitan area’s jobs are in St. Louis County, as are nearly a quarter (23 %) of the jobs in Missouri.
St. Louis County’s 91 municipalities have primary responsibility within their jurisdictions for such services as public safety, planning and zoning, local street maintenance and building code enforcement. The unincorporated area, which contains nearly a third of the County’s population and a third of its area, comes under the direct jurisdiction of County government.
Our RICH HISTORY
The tiny municipality is one of the wealthiest in the county and is steeped in history, not only related to President Ulysses Grant, but to other familiar names.
Local map readers will recognize names like John Fenton Long, (after which Long School is named) son of Mary Sappington.
The Sappingtons built the original White Haven home. Long's grandfather was Captain John Long, a Revolutionary War veteran and early resident of St. Louis. Long was born on the historic farm.